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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Browse the archives for back issues.

January 2010 Issue

  • New patent law office opens
    Rainier Patents has opened a branch in Kennewick, Wash. The company represents technology companies and emerging companies with technological assets and specializes in protecting intellectual property and managing clients' patent, copyright, and trademark needs. more...
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center opens
    A Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center has opened in Kennewick, Wash. The center is located at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce office on Grandridge Boulevard. more...
  • ScienceWorksForUS initiative
    An initiative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has funded a new initiative designed to demonstrate the impact of Recovery Act-funded research. more...
  • Meier Architecture Engineering expands capabilities
    Meier Architecture Engineering has added a new structural project engineer and another staff member has passed the civil professional engineer exam. more...
  • Going Green, Making Green seminar
    JANUARY 20. REGISTER BY JANUARY 12. Dennis Wilde will be the next speaker in the Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series. more...
  • Regional Economic Outlook event
    JANUARY 27. The Tri-Cities Development Council will host the 11th Annual Regional Economic Outlook at the Trade Recreation and Agriculture Center in Pasco, Wash. more...
  • Harvesting Clean Energy 2010
    FEBRUARY 7-9. The 10th annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wash., in February. more...
  • Entrepreneurial Awards luncheon
    FEBRUARY 16. The Richland Rotary and Tri-Cities Development Council will hold the annual Entrepreneurial Awards luncheon on February 16 at the Red Lion in Richland, Wash. more...
  • Global Venture Challenge conference
    MARCH 24-26. The 4th Annual Global Venture Challenge will be held in March in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The event brings together teams of graduate students from around the world to compete for prizes by addressing the world's future needs in energy and security. more...
  • Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference
    MARCH 16-17. The Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association will hold the first Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference in Seattle in March. more...
  • Washington's Innovation Summit 2010
    APRIL 9. REGISTER BY MARCH 5 FOR DISCOUNTED RATE. The Washington Technology Center will hold Washington's Innovation Summit 2010 in April in Tacoma, Wash. more...

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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.

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